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is non-negotiable, he wants to raise the debt ceiling. you have conservatives in congress saying we're not afraid to let the government shut down. they're starting on the opposite sides of the court and they'll move towards the center, if there's a deal. >> the president says he's willing to talk about more spending cuts as we discussed. not only the debt ceiling but also the sequestration, which is still on the table. that was pushed two months down the road and has to be dealt with but the president says he's not going to talk about that without discussions on more revenue, perhaps more tax hikes. is that on top of the ones with the fiscal cliff deal? >> when you borrow money and raise offsets. the president made it clear he wants that to come from revenue. the next thing they need to look at is spending cuts and congress is going to push for that. especially given the president got pretty close to what he wanted in the last fiscal cliff fight. it's going to be hard to ask for more for taxes getting raised. >> i remember george w. bush coming out in his second term talking about p
's called the debt ceiling. congress racks up the bills, and congress has to pay those bills. we had this fight last year. we saw a huge, huge who was going to blink first, and obviously president obama blinked. this time around the republicans, i would assume, will most likely try to use that chit again and say, look, mr. president, look american people, let's have a philosophical conversation here about our debt and how much we really can afford. >> doug, same question to you relative to the democrats. what kind of bargaining chips do they have right now? >> i don't see the president backing down on the debt ceiling. it's something that has to be dealt with. we have to meet our obligations. the problem here is i think that republicans in the house are dominated by a group of extreme ideologues who really don't care about the consequences of their actions. there's plenty to talk about in terms of bargaining chips, cutting billions in wasteful spending and military programs and corporate warfare that are needed, addressing means testing of medicare so the wealthier beneficiaries who
congress. the debt ceiling and this week people are getting paychecks for the first time. >> people will be surprised the president said if you make less than $250,000 you will not pay one dime. they are paying a lot of times. making $50,000 will be on the hook of additional $1,600. you don't have that to give the government so they can waste it to borrow more money. it will hit people hard. ha and then add the obamacare tax and the economy will be in a world of hurt. gerri: maybe there is a tax revolution. people may make calls to congress. who knows? >> i do think there will be a revolt fropeople who voted for obama that would only hit the nasty rich people. but it will hit them. in and they lose their jobs because the rich guy cannot keep people on the payroll is pay the government or keep the employee. he makes the decision about the employee but not the taxes or he goes to jail. gerri: we had jobs numbers today. 155,000 jobs were created. that is so unimpressive. if we don't create 240,000 jobs we cannot keep up with the number being born and the workplace. so many people have
's weekly addressed focused on his next challenge with congress, the debt ceiling. >> one hing i will commote compromise is lightning congress should pay the tab for a bill they already wracks up. if congress refuses to gift united states the ability to pay its bills the consequences could be catastrophic. republicans say a deal must include spending cuts, but the g.o.p. is not unified in its own strategy. yesterday former president candw commented. >>> google said the decision to block map was to ensue a good user experience and not about exceptionally interfering with a rival product. according tot tech site google is working on a redirect so window users can use the map service. >> some homeowners on storm- ravaged staten island, new york are furious that going is touring neighborhoods, photographing damaged homes for it's 360-degree map technology. google says it's updating the photos to "help people around the world better understand the extent of the damage. google says it plans to revisit affected areas and take more pictures to show the recovery progress over time. >>> i
the federal debt ceiling. in his weekly address, he said he will not compromise on the issues. >> if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills online interesting consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it. our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again. >> the nation's credit rating was downgraded the last time lawmakers threatened inaction on the debt ceiling in 2011. >>> a whale of a price for a high quality tuna. a bluefin tuna was sold for the egive lenl of $1.7 million in auction in tokyo. the major of the sushi chain was the buyer. he said although the fish was of the highest quality and color, he was surprised at that high purchase price. the fish has already been shipped to the sushi chain where a few lucky customers got a taste. no word on whether it was worth the price. >> strong swimmers proved today that it is possible to escape from alcatraz. today was the sixth annual alcatraz winter swim. people of all ages braved
on his next challenge with congress. the debt ceiling. >> one thing i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it. >> republicans say a deal must include spending cuts, but the party isn't unified on that strategy. yesterday, former presidential candidate newt gingrich called a potential showdown over the debt ceiling a, quote, dead loser for the gop. >>> a new kind of air ship built in southern california is almost ready to fly for the u.s. military. construction of the aero craft at a tuscan facility is complete. the company's worldwide aeros just released this video of the giant blimp-like craft in meetings. it combines airplane and air ship technologies and the military hopes to use it to deliver cargo around the world. >>> for most people, disposing of an old christmas tree means
's change the topic, 113th congress, a big fight over the debt ceiling, looking at a big fight over other issues as well. you expect to see this knocking of heads in the same way we saw in the last ck, the intransigence? >> yes. absolutely. it's been interesting to watch. since the end of the fiscal cliff to watch the conventional you wisdom in washington look at what is likely to come. i think the conventional wisdom is wropg. i think that people think the republicans have learned their lesson and they are not likely to be as aggressive. they learned in the july 2011 debt ceiling fight. they are likely to be more restrained. i think the republicans now feel as though the president isn't serious about debt and deficit. he won't be serious about the debt and sev sit. they have a couple of shots here, quickly before we run into a debt crisis. they are going to take their shots and be aggressive. you are hearing from the people on capitol hill, counseling caution the last time we had a debt ceiling debate who are not. they are saying, this is the time to make a strong argument to be aggressi
in the meantime says he will not compromise over his calls to congress to raise the debt ceiling without negotiations. senior affairs, white house correspondent starts with this. the president has warned congress several times not to tie the debt ceiling talks to spending cuts. is he persuading any republicans? >> doesn't look like it, shannon, because they are shaping up for another fight in a matter of weeks. technically the government ran out of money the end of the year. secretary treasure geithner said he can buy us a couple months with creative accounting moves. the president said even though he signed the legislation, its up to congress to find a way to pay for the bills it incurred. >> congress refuses to give the runs the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. the last time congress threatened this course of our entire economy suffered for it. our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again. >> the president said he signed a bill last year that cut $1.7 trillion from the deficit. republicans
game again. >> molly: congress has two months to fix the debt ceiling problem before the u.s. may have to default on its bills. >> jamie: what kind of reaction did we hear from republicans? >> molly: republicans agreed for the push for higher taxes during the fiscal cliff battle now want to tackle spending and they see raising the debt limit as part of the spending problem. they want more bipartisan negotiations and less campaigning. >> it looks like the second term of barack obama is going to be in your face term. i'm not going to talk to you at all about the debt ceiling. we've yet to cut one dime from the debt ceiling agreement and now time to do it again. we have to stop the madness. >> molly: chris van hollen it's reckless and irresponsible not to pay bills that are due. >> jamie: thanks, molly. >> gregg: president obama signing that $9.7 billion super storm sandy aid bill into law. it increases the federal emergency management agency's borrowing. fema had warned it would run out of funds if congress didn't step in to help soon. a larger and more comprehensive aid package still in
community will make it clear. what the ramifications are to americans by not lifting the debt ceiling. are you right, mike. all this is about as the president said is paying for the bills that congress has already voted to fund. and it's not lifting the debt ceiling to pay for future spending, it's to pay for the bills we've already accrued. but regardless of that. regardless of that, people want us to get together and do something. that's why i was sad to see steve decide not to run for re-electi re-election. we need republicans, more republicans that will stand in and say, yes, spending is the issue. we have to realize we need to have reasonable revenue in the mix. we have to look at everything. when it comes to spending, defense can't be a sacred cow. we need legitimate entitlement reform. i was on "the cycle" one of msnbc's shows, and i suggested raising medicare since we're living longer isn't necessarily a bad idea. the three progressive hosts, would you have thought i proposed treason to the american government. >> congressman, let me ask you about your next endeavor. politico
to congress so you have to raise this debt ceiling. he is, and we expect him to appoint senator chuck hagel whom you know, a republican senator, to be defense secretary. he's quite controversial amongst some of your democratic colleagues but especially among republicans. what do these two stances by the president, his decision to go forward on a nomination that he knows will be controversial, and his decision not to deal with at all on the debt ceiling with the republicans. what does it tell you about president obama's tone in this second term? >> it tells me that he not only won the election but he wants to lead this country. you know, sitting back here and avoiding any confrontation and any controversy is going to make a weakened presidency. he needs to lead for the good of this nation, and we need to work together and find compromise and consensus in both political parties. chuck hagel was a republican senator from nebraska, a decorated veteran of the vietnam war, a person who has a resume that includes service on the foreign relations committee as well as the intelligence committee. yes
the president taking a solid stance on the debt ceiling. >> and our hi-def doppler radar our cbs 5 hi-def doppler radar is working overtime today. we'll give you your updated rainfall foals and plus tell you -- totals and plus tell you when your sunshine comes back in your seven day, up next. ,,,,,, ,, congress and t >>> the battle lines are already being drawn for the next showdown in washington over money. congress and the president have two months to work out a deal to raise the nation's already maxed out borrowing limit. but as cbs reporter major garrett shows us republicans are already saying no deal without spending cuts. >> reporter: the grand stage at the capitol nearly complete. so too the presidential reviewing stand just outside the white house gate. the first family's hawaiian vacation carved up by fiscal cliff drama ends today. the president used his weekly address to tell the nation that raising the debt ceiling to avoid a government default is a problem for congress. >> one thing i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they've
secretary. congress has two months to fix the debt ceiling before the u.s. may have to default on its bills. so the president comes back from a nice vacation in hawaii, he comes back to big issues that they have to tackle. sequestration, the debt ceiling, spenning. he is enjoying his last few minutes here on the plane, taxiing and he will head back to the white house with his family. >> jamie: molly, thank you. >> can washington come up with a plan to raise the debt limit without burying the count country in more debt? we have a former spokesperson for former governor jeb bush. happy new year. justin, the president says there won't be any negotiating t. needs to be raised -- period. what do you think? >> i think it's remarkable. it's as if the election meant that president obama has been elected king. the republicans compromised on a very important principle. they didn't want to raise taxes. president obama wanted to raise taxes, they compromised. now president obama is issuing a no-compromise to the congress, to the american people -- 48% didn't rote for president obama. it's very disrespe
, debt ceiling cliff. your elected officials ready to push america over the edge of the cliff. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed. >> well, yes, you will, mr. president, and very soon. democrats and republicans are set to clash again over raising the u.s. debt ceiling. back in the old days, the u.s. had a snl where every time a bill involving money was passed, the treasury had to raise money for by issuing bonds. the debt ceiling law was given the u.s. treasury the flexibility to borrow money. it had nothing to do with spending control or debt control. it was a technicality. most functioning countries don't have any such thing because they understand that if the government spends the money. it has to pay the bills. republicans seem to think that the debt sealing is a good tool to limit how much the government spends, the current debt ceiling was hit on december 31st, but like last time, the u.s. treasury is using extraordinary measures to ghet get it throu
and now the lines are drawn for the battle or -- over the debt ceiling. >> add -- as i sad earlier this week one thing i will not compromise over is whether congress should pay the bill for a tab they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the government the about -- ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences could be catastrophic. >> speaking for the republicans today michigan congressman davecamp faulted the president and congressional democrats for not working hard enough to incorporate meaningful spending cuts in the fiscal cliff deal. >> and the food and drug administration is proposing two sweeping rules to prevent food becoming con taminitied -- contaminated. the first rule would require companies that process food to take measures to prevent the risk of contamination. the second would require companies that harvest fruits and vegetables to prevent e. coli contamination. >>> well, time to get rid of that christmas tree. next, the city of coig has made that easy for some chicago residents. >> and it's that ti
says he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling. he should not. this is something that is artificial. >> will the new congress make a difference? more women, more latinos, gays and lesbians. will the makeup of congress make a difference? >> if anything, congress is more polarized because of redistricting. this is part of the problem. >> you do not see a ted cruz of texas and elizabeth warren coming to terms over legislation? >> i doubt it. there's another thing here that i just want to mention. the president says he will not negotiate a bar raising the debt ceiling. that is paying the bills we have already incurred a, not setting a new standard. he has to negotiate, but he also has the possibility, instead of just letting us rolling the dice as simply saying he's going to break it. if he does that, there will be a court case, but that will take time. >> they want to jeopardize the full faith and credit of the united states by refusing to raise the debt limit, they will pay the consequences. >> you may want to refer to an impassioned speech obama gave in 2006 against raising the debt
the debt ceiling again. right now, it is set at $16.4 trillion. you might remember, there was a fight over whether to set it that high. in february, congress will have to decide again whether to raise it. it's a decision that essentially covers money already spent. >> something i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. >> the president and the democrats controlling washington repeatedly refuse to take any meaningful steps to make washington live within its means. >> last time congress threatened not to raise the debt ceiling, one creditor dropped the nation's credit rating. the international monetary fund warns that another fight like that will affect the world economy. >>> it will soon be legal for some people to smoke pot in dc. the first medical marijuana clinics will open soon, and it's been a long time coming. medical marijuana was given a thumbs-up by district vo
". good morning. >> good morning, carrick qaa. >> the first fight is a familiar one, the debt ceiling. when you look at this new congress, what will we see when it plays out? also a familiar scenario? >> well, i think there's so much division within the republican party. when you look at reaction to this fiscal cliff bill, a temporary measure and you see how it has torn the republican party apart, it begs the question what is going to change when it comes to the debt ceiling. the president state aid red line say he will not negotiate the debt ceiling. in 2011 they finally got a deal. america's credit rating was downgraded with them playing chicken one side on the other. he will be locked in with republicans over spending. now that they have given on the tax part of this there are so many fights ahead. >> when we look at future deal making, speaker boehner said i'm not going to do one-on-one negotiations with the president. how is that going to impact things? >> he became the negotiator with the white house. but it begs the question, how much different senate republicans are than house
with the recovery effort. >>> as the president and congress prepare to do battle over raising the debt ceiling, we are about to get the inside story on how the fiscal cliff negotiations went down. this morning on abc's "this week" mitch mcconnell is the guest. he's the republican leader who ripped craft the compromise. but did they just kick the can down the road and what to do the republicans plan to do about raising the debt ceiling? don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 right here on abc7. >>> this morning lance armstrong's attorney is denying report the former cyclist is planning to admit to doping charges. the new york times reported that armstrong is considering a public admission. he has denied doping, as you know, for more than a decade. in a follow-up story the times said the u.s. doping agency could use armstrong's admission to go after other cyclists suspected of using perform answer enhancing drugs. speaking to former teammates, they said armstrong's testimony could provide the agency with much-needed insider info on how athletes are obtaining and using th
to do battle over raising the debt ceiling, we are about to get the inside story on how the fiscal cliff negotiations went down. this morning on abc's "this week" senate minority leader mitch mcconnell is the guest. he's the republican leader who helped craft the compromise. but did they kick the can down the road? is that all they did. and what do republicans plan to do about raising the debt ceiling. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 right here on abc7. >>> fans of a popular peninsula ice rink are rallying against a plan to close it. the ice center of san mateo is slated to close on june 1st. the landlord wants to transform the location at the bridge point shopping center into more retail space. but long-time fans of the rink are petitioning the landlord for a change of heart. >>> i mean, it's where most of our skaters, they come here almost every day. their parents drop them off. they feel safe here and for most of our skaters they are sad. they aren't sure what they are going to do, what their coaches are going to do, where they will end up. >> that
on the debt ceiling is by mobilizing the business community, mobilizing wall street, putting huge pressure on republicans in congress right now. it's got to be done right now. it can't wait. the economy really will suffer if we go right up to that deadline because it's not like the fiscal cliff. we're talking about the full faith and credit of the united states. >> if that doesn't work, bob, i mean does the president -- can he really sustain this notion that he's not going to negotiate? >> he can't. that's why he needs wall street and the business community behind him saying don't jeopardize the full faith and credit of the united states. it is an abuse of power to subject the united states to that kind of potential danger. >> but how much negotiating is he doing? last week he had to outsource it to vice president biden because he doesn't have the relationships, he hasn't spent the years whether as president or -- he had to outsource it to see his old friend senator mcconnell. it's so dysfunctional -- >> start by saying i'll give you this. they never start that way. they start with, this i
to raise the country's debt ceiling. shortly after lawmakers reached a down to the wire deal on taxes to pull the country back from the fiscal cliff earlier this week, the president tried to preempt the debt limit showdown by firing a warning shot at republicans. he reiterated that call yesterday. >> one thing i will not compromise over is whether congress should pay the tab for a bill already racked up. the congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the results for the global economy could be catastrophic. >> congress has vowed to use the upcoming votes to get more spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare. some are threatening a government shutdown. in a moment, we'll talk to alan simpson and erskine bowles about where they see the fiscal cliff deal leaving the country. they say it falls short. but first, the man who brokered the deal with the white house on behalf of the republicans and no doubt will be a key figure in the battles ahead, the top republican in the senate, mitch mcconnell. he joins me now. leader mcconnell, happy new ye
deja vu all over again. president obama says raising the debt ceiling needs to be done in order to avoid a government default and he wants congress to solve that problem. but he says he's not going to be pulled into a debate about it this year. republicans, however, may want to fight. they may tie the debt ceiling to spending cuts if they haven't -- that they haven't gotten so far. they see it as an opening and going to happen at the end of february when the debt limit comes up along with mandatory reductions in spending. >>> the fiscal cliff tug-of-war ends with pork, a lot of it. >>> plus big brother on the bus? how many muni plans to keep a close eye on its riders in the coming year. >>> a new push to stop mass shootings and the stockpiling of ammo. our conversation with congresswoman nancy skinner coming up next. [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. >>> if you ride muni, get ready for your close-up.
to raise the debt ceiling. it's going to cost us more money. 're going to go into debt more , andhat's going to cause a ripple effect internationally in globally. decrease our debt rating, maybe double-a-2 and a. neil: side of the keys as will blink. the last downgrade the world went merrily on. what will it take? >> that such a good point. not only go merrily on, but the dollar actually got stronger after the downgrade because it created a lot of uncertainty. you know what, there's a point at which everything changes. alof a sudden people realized, these guys really cannot get their act together. neil: a handle on your head. >> i know that. sometimes it takes that. you know, my guess is you're going to get a downgrade. i don't see how these guys get together. neil: my guess is it has no effect. >> i bet you a nickel it does have an effect. the dollar, this one doesn't have an effect, the next one, and i think this countryeeds a crisis. i think the crisis will be the dollar becomes trash and inflation heads up in a dramatic way. and that will get everyone's attention. we are not goin
the debt ceiling. as president obama returned to washington from hawaii the senate republican leader ruled out raising tax revenues and said the white house should start working with congress immediately to cut spending. the kentucky republican would not rule out shutting down the government. >> it is a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem in the future and that is our excessive spending. >> peter alexander standing by. besides the looming battle to lift the debt ceiling the president faces a series of other fights. immigration reform. we hear president obama is ready to take up gun control. what more can you tell us about gun control specifically? >> reporter: the president has his hands full with a series of challenges. now that gun control issue is one that certainly is going to rear its head in the days and weeks ahead. the washington post reported that the administration's plan as a result of this working group being led by the vice president isng
're not going to raise that debt ceiling and allow the u.s. to borrow unless we get one for one. a dollar in the raised debt ceiling and a dollar in spending cuts, so i'm not sure where this is going. some republicans say, hey, we're going -- this is where we're going to get our spending cuts because they don't think they got any in the fiscal cliff plan that was just passed and this is where they want to make that stand. will all of them make it because it will need all republicans, particularly in the senate, to stick with that. so we'll see. it's another one of those, you know, games of chicken again. >> kind of getting tired of those, aren't you? >> me, too. need a new analogy. >> candy, thank you very much. >> thanks. >> kee it here for "state of the union" that starts in nine minutes. 9:00 a.m. eastern time right here on cnn. >>> well, this is one of our favorite stories this morning. take a look here. this black and white kitty was caught sneaking into a brazilian prison were saws, drills, batteries and a cell phone taped to its body. security guards no doubt did a double take when
bait into the debt ceiling limit and whether you go past it. here is what the president said about that on tuesday. let's list. >> if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >> congressman jordan back in 2011 when we had the debate you advocated going past the debt ceiling deadline saying it wouldn't be such a bad thing. would you advocate that again this year? >> i advocated a solution and not a deal. it is no wonder the president doesn't want to debate this. if i had prosided over the four annual highest deficits in american history, $5 trillion increase in the national debt i probably wouldn't want to talk about the issue either. let's look at the facts. since the debt ceiling agreement passed 16 months ago the day after it passed we got a downgrade from s&p. a week after the market dropped 1300 points. the supercommittee which chris and so many members voted for fell apart like we all thought it would and the on
cliff there is of course, plenty of overhang here, since we still have spending cuts and a debt ceiling to come to grips with. this is what investors are thinking about now or are they over it already? >> well, investors know that the fun and games in congress have only just begun. as they think about it they think it's one down and three to go. there's the debt joeling coming up in early february which is is a very, very dangerous game to be playing, playing with the full faith and credit to the u.s. and could do significant damage to the economy. if we survive that one, we move to the sequestration you can the sequestration is basically budget cuts, 9.4% of defense spending, 8.2% of defense spending would be cut, a big impact on the economy that could change and hopefully, a more balanced perspective on that with finally, we get through that to the continuing resolution, which is basically the bunnell that's would come in place. if we get all through that, investors going to be very happy you the uncertainty will be over around we will be able to get glowing our economy. >> we have a
to be greeted over confrontations with the debt ceiling. the debt ceiling is the legal limit on the nation's borrowing. in his weekly address, the president says he's taking a hard line on the issue. >> one ning i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to kbif the united states its ability to pay its bill on top, the consequences could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action, our economy suffered for it. our families and our businesses can not afford that dangerous game again. >> on the first day of the new congress, lawmakers introduced nearly a dozen bills related to gun violence. they come in the wake of the connecticut school shooting and promises from president obama to take concrete action to avoid another tragedy. >> reporter: as students at sandy hook elementary return to class, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, nearly killed in a mass shooting two years ago visited newtown, connecticut. and on capitol hill, lawmakers arrived to begin a new session of cong
to be around the debt ceiling, and the image i want is not a bunch of people behind the president who are clapping for him, but members of congress, republicans and democrats behind the president clapping for the president because he signed a bill that will save all of us from a certain fate. and our fate is being sealed as i talk unless we make changes. we cannot survive on the course we're taking today. the good news is with some bipartisanship and presidential leadership, we still have time to turn around this country and actually dominate the 21st century. it's going to take some pain, it's going to take some sacrifice, but one final story. when i was 21, my mom died. when i was 22, my dad died 15 months later. we were in -- my family owned a liquor store, a restaurant and a pool room, and everybody i know about politics i learned in the pool room. my sister was 13. we had my uncle take over the businesses. he left the textile industry to run the businesses. we moved in with my aunt and uncle. they never made over $25,000, $30,000 in their entire life. if it weren't for social sec
politics. a new reaction today to the debt ceiling debate. on "meet the press," senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said they will not raise tax revenue again. he says instead the president should start working with congress to cut down on the deficit. >> the question now is will the president lead? why should we have to bring him to the table? why isn't he leading us in the direction of beginning to solve our long-term debt and deficit problem? it's perplexing to me that the president of the united states elected to lead the country is so reluctant to engage on the most important issue confronting our future. >> democratic congressman chris van holen, ranking member on the budget committee, was quick to respond. >> if senator mcconnell is going to draw the line in the sand, it's going to result in gridlock. we have to take a long-term approach to deficit reduction, meaning additional cuts. you remember during the campaign, you saw the republican candidate and paul ryan talking about all those tax breaks and loopholes in the tax code that disproportionately benefit wealthy people. g
partisan and all the data shows increasing polaration and the debt ceiling fight and domestic policy and the violence against women act totally bipartisan pieces of legislation left to die over partisan obstruction. once you turn your attention to the national security area and civil liberties and things like that it's been a bipartisan enterprise. a lot of legislation has come out of the congress not passed by 61 or 62 but 85 or 90 reasons. and this is an area, there was something you were going to say before we got to break and i rudely interrupted you. >> i have to respond to the point that fear is sort of used as a way to push these things through and i think that, yes, i think sometimes fear is used as a way to get what people in the executive or people in congress want to do anyway. but i actually, i take them at their word. i think dianne feinstein is very worried about another terrorist attack. genuinely believe that. it often comes from a place of again win concern about security. what's missing from this picture -- what i was going to say is what's missing from this picture
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